Ashby with Oby and Thurne, Norfolk Genealogy
Guide to Ashby with Oby and Thurne, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Ashby with Oby and Thurne, Norfolk|
|Poor Law Union||East and West Flegg|
|Parish registers: 1559; Separate registers exist for Oby beginning 1563 and for Thurne beginning 1559|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1600; Separate records exist for Thurne beginning 1600|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Norwich|
|Location of Archive|
|Norfolk Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
Thurne St Edmund is the parish church a Norman church with thatched roof. Thurne is the Saxon word for a thorn bush.
ASHBY (St. Mary), a parish, in the East and West Flegg incorporation, hundred of West Flegg, E. division of Norfolk, 4 miles (N.) from Acle. Thisparish, which was consolidated with those of Thirne and Oby in 1604. 
Resources[edit | edit source]
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
- Flegg 1837-1924
- Yarmouth and Flegg 1925-1938
- Acle 1939-1974
- Norwich Outer
Church records[edit | edit source]
Ashby with Oby and Thurne parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Ashby with Oby and Thurne Online Parish Records|
|FS Catalog PRs|
|FS Catalog BTs|
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Records are also available at the Norfolk Record Office.
Census records[edit | edit source]
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Probate records[edit | edit source]
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Norfolk Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
For more information on the history of the workhouse, see Peter Higginbotham's web site: www.workhouses.org.uk and http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.html?Flegg/Flegg.shtml
Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Websites[edit | edit source]
- Ashby with Oby on GenUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 81-85. Date accessed: 28 August 2013.
- Searching Parish Records online (Norfolk) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist, ParishRegister.co.uk, accessed 23 April 2019.
http://www.achurchnearyou.com/thurne-st-edmund/ for information about he parish
http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-227733-church-of-st-edmund-thurne British listed buildings
http://www.pocketnorfolkbroads.co.uk/pnbfiles/thurne.html for information about the church and village
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=78778 includes list of rectors of Thurne
http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/thurne/thurne.htm Norfolk Churches with photos of the church